Pan Am International Flight Academy has signed an agreement with Assumption University of Thailand to develop a flight simulator centre in Bangkok.
Under the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in offering a number of pilot, cabin crew and aircraft maintenance courses at the university’s Suvarnabhumi campus.
In addition, Pan Am intends to move three additional full-flight simulators to the campus, joining an Airbus A320 simulator already in operation with the university. The new simulators will be ready to commence training by the second quarter of 2014, the company says.
In August, Pan Am was acquired by ANA Holdings, the parent company of Japan’s All Nippon Airways as part of its new strategy of investing in other aviation-related businesses.
A spokeswoman for ANA told Flightglobal Pro recently that Pan Am plans to further expand its presence in Asia to meet the rising demand for commercial pilots in the region. ANA also owns Tokyo-based flight training company Panda Flight Academy.